Exclusive: Fox News has learned that the pro-Trump super PAC ‘Committee to Defend the President’ is pledging to spend $100,000 to support the recount effort in Georgia. The group says its resources will be used to ensure that military ballots are properly counted and that “Democrats do not undermine the electoral process.”
Georgia’s secretary of state announced on Wednesday that the state will conduct a hand recount of the millions of ballots cast in the presidential election. With 99% of the vote counted, President-elect Joe Biden leads President Trump by 14,045 votes in Georgia.
“During Georgia’s recount process, all voters deserve to have their voices heard, and we will do our best to secure accuracy, fairness, and transparency for those voters,” Committee to Defend the President chairman Ted Harvey told Fox News. “With so much on the line this election cycle, we refuse to go down without a fight. Under no circumstance will the radical Left steal an election from President Trump and the 70 million Americans who supported him.”
The super PAC says it’s contributed to Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who face Democratic challenges in twin Senate runoff elections that will determine if the GOP keeps its majority in the chamber or if the Democrats will control both houses of Congress as well as the White House.
– Paul Steinhauser